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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER


Monday, June 26, 2017
Granite State Games

The Lakes Region field hockey team won Gold at the Granite State Games with a 2-0 win in the championship game. Tia Raspante from the Tilton School and Gilford’s Kellie Ryan scored goals while Winnisquam's Riley Toupin and Merrimack Valley's Kylee Warren were in goal for the shutout. This is the second gold medal in a row for the Lakes Region team, coached by Gilford’s David Rogacki.

Legion baseball

Concord Post 21 scored 37 runs combined over four games at the Gubby Underwood Annual Tournament in Keene. Concord played teams from Doylestown, Pa., Danielson, Conn., Haverhill, Mass., and North Country, Vt. Post 21 will play its next game Monday night in Laconia at 7 p.m.

Youth baseball

The Concord Babe Ruth All-Stars captured the first Xtreme Babe Ruth State Championship with wins over Keene, Plymouth and Goffstown. Concord moves on to District play July 6-9. Team members include Mike Stoddard, Ben Pratt, Jake Sullivan, Kyle Hill, Trevor Smith, Kevin McDonough, Junior Gray, Nate Vandersea, Jamie Huffman, Will Shoemaker, Tyler Wright, Tommy Duhaime, Shea Morgan, Ryan Kastle and Logan Otto.

Golf

Doug Frazier and Kevin Thomas won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Sunday with a nine-under par score of 61. Eleven teams placed and were separated by just four strokes. There was a three-way tie for second (62) between Bob Rougier and Fred Hast, Bob Mielcarz and Bill Krueger, and Dick Plunkett and Ray Goulet. Jean VerPlanck took first in the ladies’ match vs. par event. Second place was a tie between Cathy Dias and Mary Mattson.

Granite State Pro Stock

David Darling captured his first Granite State Pro Stock Series win on Saturday at Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts. At his home track of Seekonk, Darling dominated the inaugural 100 lap main event on the third-mile oval and wheeled the No. 52 Bristol Toyota into Victory Lane. The victory was his third of the season at Seekonk overall.

Coaches needed

Bishop Brady High School has the following coaching vacancies: girls’ JV soccer and boys’ JV soccer. Please email Andy Lathrop, Director of Athletics, at alathrop@bishopbrady.edu or send information to Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord, 03301.

Concord High School is looking for a boys’ freshman soccer coach, girls’ freshman soccer coach, JV volleyball coach and girls’ varsity ice hockey head and assistant coaches. Please send resume and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord, 03301 or email:smello@sau8.org.

Rundlett Middle School is looking coaches for its field hockey, girls’ soccer, boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball ‘A’ teams. Please send resumes and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education and Sport, 170 Warren Street, Concord or email smello@sau8.org.

Franklin High School has the following coaching vacancies: head JV baseball coach and head varsity field hockey coach. Franklin Middle School is also looking for an assistant track and field coach, a head field hockey coach, and both a head and assistant football coach. All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and up to three references to Athletic Director Dan Sylvester at dsylvester@sau18.org.

Hillsboro-Deering High School has the following coaching vacancy: boys’ JV soccer head coach. All interested candidates should apply at hdsd.org. Click on employment, then athletics and fill out application.

Hopkinton Middle High School is hiring for the following coaching positions: JV boys’ soccer, JV girls’ soccer, varsity cross country assistant, middle school field hockey, varsity Nordic assistant, middle school Nordic and middle school boys’ basketball. Interested applicants please send a letter of interest and resume to Dan Meserve, Athletic Director, at dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org.

John Stark Regional High School has the following coaching openings for the 2017-18 school year: varsity girls’ soccer, varsity boys’ soccer, varsity swimming and varsity football assistant. Send a current resume, letter of interest and three current letters of reference to Mark Searles, Athletic Director, John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, 03281 or mark.searles@sau24.org.

Pembroke Academy is seeking a varsity girls’ soccer assistant coach for the 2017 fall season. Prior coaching or playing experience preferred. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to mdesilets@sau53.org and pfamulari@sau53.org.

Winnisquam Regional High School is looking for a head cross country coach. Send a letter of interest, coaching resume and Winnisquam Regional School District application form to, Athletic Director, Winnisquam Regional High School , 435 West Main Street, Tilton, 03276 or to bzumbach@wrsdsau59.org.

Players needed

Concord Capitols Football and Cheer is looking for football players and cheerleaders in grades K-8. The league offers flag football and tackle football. Anyone interested in signing up please contact Jen at jdiachenko@gmail.com or 608-7470. More information can be found at concordcapitols.org

Concord Sunset Baseball League is looking for players, coaches and sponsors for the upcoming season. Call Steve at 496-3674 or 224-3377 ext. 16.

Capital Soccer Club is seeking a U13 (2004 birth year) goalkeeper and U14 (2003 birth year) players for its elite teams playing in the Northeast Soccer League (Maple). See club information at capitalsoccerclub-nh.com. Contact Ben Stephenson at 491-3819.

Officials needed

NH Wrestling Officials Association is in need of apprentices. A minimum of two years experience in the sports as a coach or wrestler is required. Training is set to begin on Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact NHWOA President Rick Ross at 396-8238 to reserve a seat.

Tryouts/Registrations

Concord High School fall sports registrations will be open through Aug. 1. Athletes must register online within this timeframe.

Concord Recreation boys middle school basketball league will be held on Sundays through July 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Green Street Community Center. League is 3-vs-3 and is for boys in grades 6-8.

Concord Little League is now accepting applications for its month-long summer league for children 8-12 from Concord and the surrounding areas. Cost is $35 and includes a MLB replica T-shirt and hat. Forms can be found at concordnhlittleleague.com under the “CLL Resource” or contact Gary Ford at gford15@comcast.net. Applications are due by Friday.

Concord Cannons Elite Baseball League Travel Program will be conducting tryouts for the 2017-2018 season on Aug. 12 for ages 10U-12U at NHTI in Concord from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tryout cost is $30. Included in the 10U-12U tryout fee is two pre-tryout workouts with Program Director Bryan Caruso on Aug. 8 and Aug. 10 at Concord Sports Center. The 13U-16U Cannons tryouts will be held on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at NHTI.

Bow Recreation Ultimate Frisbee will have games this fall for grades 5-8. Games are played Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at Gosling Field in Bow. Registration is required through Bow Recreation. For more information call 228-2222.

Events

Concord City “A” Men’s Tennis Tournament will be held at the Bow Brook Club from July 10 to July 16. Singles and doubles competition is open to any male resident of Concord or its contiguous towns. Members of the Bow Brook Club are also eligible. Entries will be taken by phone. Please call George Lagos at 774-3575 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. or send an email to georgelagos@comcast.net and leave a name, cell phone number and email address. Entrants must receive confirmation to participate in the tournament. Deadline to register is July 7 at 6 p.m. Fees are $20 for singles and $30 per team for doubles.

Roller skating at Everett Arena will take place through July 30: Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and Sundays from 5-7 p.m. Adults only is Friday from 8:15-10:15 p.m. and Sundays from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are available for $5. For more information call 228-2784.

Camps/Clinics/Lessons

Bow Recreation Bootcamp will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15-8:15 a.m. for adults. Teen Fit Camp is also on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9 a.m. throughout the summer. Registration is required. Contact the Bow Recreation office at 228-2222.

Paul Hogan Basketball Camps information for the summer can be found at hogancamps.com or 340-1719. Girls Point Guard/Post Player Camp is Sunday through Tuesday, Boys Point Guard/Post Player Camp is at NHTI Wednesday-Friday and the 24th annual Specialty Basketball Camp is July 23-27.

UNH women’s lacrosse summer camp will be held Monday-Wednesday. The camp is open to girls entering grades 6-12 in the 2017-18 academic year. There are commuter and overnight options. Cost is $375 for the commuter option and $450 for overnight campers. There is a group/team discount available for overnight campers. Register online on the women’s lacrosse home page at unhwildcats.com. Contact UNH women’s lacrosse assistant coach Kate Gunts with any camp specific questions or to receive the group/team discount code at 203-722-5335 or kate.gunts@unh.edu.

Hawks Softball Camp, run by Hopkinton varsity softball Coach Dan Meserve, is open to all area girls ages 7-13. The camp runs Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Hopkinton High School. The camp stresses fundamentals and fun. Cost is $80 and includes a T-shirt and prizes. Email dmeserve@hopkintonschools.org if you would like a brochure.

Bow Recreation youth basketball camp will be held for children entering grades 1-4 on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at Bow Elementary School. Pre-registration is required. Call 228-2222.

UNH women’s basketball camp is now accepting registrations for girls in grades 2-9 as of the fall of 2017. Session One will run Monday-Friday. Session Two will run from July 10-14. Both camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday and camp ending at 2 p.m. on Friday. To register go to unhwildcats.com/camps. For more details contact assistant coach Kelsey Hogan at kelsey.hogan@unh.edu or 862-4059.

Concord Recreation Youth Tennis Camp for ages 8-14 will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Players will be challenged at their own level of play. Camp will also include junior team tennis matches. Visit concordparksandrec.com for more information.

UNH field hockey summer camps are now accepting registrations for three 2017 camps: session I (Wednesday-Saturday), session II (July 5-8) and a youth clinic (July 6-7). Session I and II are open to junior high and high school students (as of fall 2017). There are overnight ($475) and commuter ($375) options for both sessions. The youth clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. and is open to ages 5-12. The cost is $35 per day or $60 for both days. To register for session I and session II go to unhwildcats.com/sports/2015/6/23/Camps.aspx. For specific camp questions or to register for the Youth Clinic, please contact Ross Gorham at Ross.gorham@unh.edu or 422-2925. Please contact Carrie Kimball at ckimball@unh.edu with questions.

Southern New Hampshire University’s 37th Annual New Hampshire All-Star Basketball School will be hosted by SNHU head basketball Coach Stan Spirou. Boys and girls ages 8-16 can attend either one or both sessions, July 10-14 and/or July 17-21. For more information and to register visit nhallstarcamp.com.

Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will be held in six different towns around the state. Forms are printable from hogancamps.com along with information, tuition and other important facts about the camps. July 10-13 at Littleton High School, July 10-14 at Inter-Lakes Elementary School in Meredith. Gilford Middle School and Hooksett will be Shooter’s Gold sites for boys and girls in grades 1-8 during the week of July 17-21.

UNH women’s soccer camps are now open for registration. The 2017 Junior Wildcat Girls Soccer Camp will be held from July 10-13. All female players in grades 1-5 (as of the 2017-18 academic year) are invited to register. Each day runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This session costs $180. The 2017 UNH Girls Soccer Overnight Camp will be held from July 16-19. This session is open to all female player in grades 6-12 (as of the 2017-18 academic year). The overnight option costs $530 and the commuter option totals $430. For more details go to UNHWildcats.com or contact UNH assistant coach Amanda Webb at Amanda.Webb@unh.edu.

Crimson Tide Summer Cheerleading Camp hosted by Concord High School cheerleaders will be held from July 10-14. It is open to all incoming second- through eighth-graders and will be held at eXtreem Cheer in Bow. Flyers are available at elementary schools via physical education teachers. For more information contact coach Laura Owen at Lnorwalt-owen@sau8.org.

IHB Youth Baseball Camp to benefit Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth will be held July 10-14 at Pembroke Academy. The camp is open to both boys and girls ages 6-13. Cost is $80 per camper which includes two tickets to the Fisher Cats on July 14. To register or find out more information visit ihbbaseball.net or contact Camp Director John Bly at coachbly@comcast.net or 558-1320.

Seacoast Express United soccer camps will be held this summer. Passing and Finishing Camp will run July 10-14 from 5-7 p.m. at 10 Ferry St., Unit 105 in Concord. Cost is $100. Seacoast United Express Elite Day Camp will be July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 31 College Drive in Concord. Cost is $220. Seacoast United Express Community Camp is Aug. 7-11 from 4-7 p.m. at 10 Ferry St., Unit 105 in Concord. Cost is $120. For more information on all camps and to register go to seacoastunited.com.

Concord Recreation Little Hitters Tennis for ages 4-5 will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 11-20. Visit concordparksandrec.com for times and prices.

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at NHTI July 17-21 for boys and girls in grades 1-3, and a second session for grades 4-11 under the direction of Coach Heidi Crockett and Derek Johnson.

Concord Recreation lacrosse camp for grades 3-9 will be held July 17-21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Merrimack Valley lacrosse Coach Sean O’Brien will instruct. Visit concordparksandrec.com for more information.

Bow High basketball clinic hosted by the girls’ varsity players and coaches will be holding a clinic July 24-27 from 6-8 p.m. at Bow High School. For more information and to register visit sites.google.com/bownet.org/bhsgirlsbasketballclinic/home.

Caramba Soccer Camps is offering summer camps for players ages 7-18. Camps are run by Jorge Pardo, a USSF A level coach. The camps will be held in Chichester July 31-Aug. 4 and Concord from July 24-28. High school preseason is Aug. 7-10. For more information, call 496-3589 or visit soccerskillscamp.org.